Apartments plan gets go ahead

A REVISED plan to convert a former newspaper office into apartments has been given the go ahead.Developers resubmitted new proposals for Park House on Acres Lane, Stalybridge, changing plans from 10 one and two bedroomed to 12 one-bedroomed dwellings.

And Tameside Council’s planning committee has said yes to the scheme from Cheshire Properties, Mottram Old Road, Stalybridge.

However, work cannot start until measures to cancel out noise from the neighbouring main road and a nearby business are put forward.

And none of the apartments can be occupied until that work is done and plans for the location of at least 12 car parking spaces, secured cycle storage and how to deal with refuse are approved.

In its planning notice, Tameside Council says: “Prior to the occupation of any of the dwellings, scaled plans showing the location of a minimum of 12 marked car parking spaces and secured cycle storage for a minimum of 12 bikes and a specification of the secured cycle storage shall be submitted to and approved in writing.

“Prior to the occupation of any of the dwellings, details of the refuse and recycling storage, including siting, form and size of bins, to serve the development shall be submitted to and approved in writing.

“No development shall take place unless and until a scheme for protecting the development from externally generated noise from Acres Lane and Crowfoot Carriers, Park Street, has been submitted to and approved in writing.

“Such works that form part of the approved scheme shall be completed before the relevant buildings are occupied and retained thereafter.”

The notice also warns that nothing other than site clearance and setting up the building site can happen until a plan to address any risks posed by contamination has been accepted.

Park House was sold by auction early in June and ‘sold’ signs have now appeared on the site.

And when their plans were approved, Cheshire Properties was told no work can take place on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays or late on Saturday afternoons.

They are allowed, however, to work between 7.30am and 6pm on Monday to Friday and from 8am until 1pm on Saturday.

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